Pearson Senior Statistical Analyst in Manchester, United Kingdom
About the team:
As ourSenior Statistical Analyst, you would be part of the Psychometrics and Measurement department within Pearson's global English Language Learning business area.We manage a portfolio of assessments for summative and formative uses alongside an ecosystem of resources for teachers and learners. Within English Language Learning, Psychometrics and Measurement is responsible for the psychometric analyses of test items, monitoring of test performance, and key aspects of test scoring.
About the Role:
We are looking for a Senior Statistical Analyst who is passionate about data and psychometrics. In this role, you will be required to conduct item and test analysis, item calibration, and other psychometric activities. You will also develop and implement research which supports the validity evidence of tests, including new test development.
Access, combine, manipulate, and validate data files
Ensure international standards of data protection are adhered to
Contribute to customer support by providing various teams with relevant data
Test and Item Analysis
Carry out routine and ad hoc analyses to support the validity and reliability of tests
Calibrate items to produce item statistics and maintain item bank
Lead on the monitoring and evaluation of item and test performance
Report reliability and validity statistics including test form performance, cohort performance, and performance in relation to geographic distribution
Escalate risks in relation to item management, security, and any other issues which become apparent in any investigation
- Produce technical documentation related to routine procedures, item and test performance, and any other analyses
Report to the Senior Manager Scoring and the Director, Psychometrics and Measurement
Work with members of scoring teams, psychometrics and measurement, assessment research and validity, test development and other teams (i.e., product, marketing, sales)
If required, present the outcomes of item and test analyses to various stakeholders
Ensure quality and security standards are always met
Improving processes and finding efficiencies
Working innovatively within defined processes
International nature of business
Working to tight deadlines in order to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow
Working flexibly for urgent project deadlines
Working with different stakeholders
Managing multiple projects concurrently
Educated to graduate level in applied mathematics, statistics, educational measurement, or similar
Experience writing syntax/code for data manipulation and statistical analyses using Excel VBA, SPSS, R, or Python
Use of SQL queries to pull data
Knowledge of second language measurement
Experience of using Winsteps or Facets
Knowledge of classical test theory and item response theory
Personal Style and Behaviours
Leadership – Being able to co-operate with an extended team without any formal authority. Building enough credibility and respect so that others are motivated to co-operate with you.
Ability to influence – use both logic and emotion to win over a range of audiences to your point of view
Relationship building – build effective relationships with internal colleagues and external partners
Communication, networking and influencing skills – work effectively with colleagues in business units across Pearson and work effectively in a matrix structure.
Managing ambiguity – ability to work confidently and effectively in complex, changing and ambiguous situations.
Decision-making skills – ability to work independently in driving and making practical decisions.
Commitment to Excellence – This includes excellence in the work you do and the deliverables (presentations, business cases, etc.) you produce as well as the details of the product itself.
About your Benefits and Rewards
Here at Pearson we also offer a great package and a fantastic range of benefits that you would expect to receive in a global organization which includes:
Hybrid / working from home arrangement
25 Days annual leave (increases by 1 each year with every year of continuous service up to 30 days). Buy and sell annual leave options up to 5 days
A fantastic private Pension plan scheme
Private medical and dental care insurance options (free eye test options);
And much more including volunteering days, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme discounted products and services from leading UK retail companies.....
About your Application
- Please include a CV and supporting cover letter within your application.
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Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: English Language Learning
Req ID: 5554